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An analysis of various statistics from the music industry.


  • New figures published by the Japanese recorded-music trade association, the RIAJ, show that the trade value of digital music sales increased 12.3% last year, to JPY52.886bn ($487.6m), from JPY47.073bn in 2015.
  • IFPI Austria has reported a fall in retail sales in 2016, with the rate of decline higher than the previous couple of years.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest music industry statistics news.
  • Included are CTS Eventim financials, Japan digital sales, live forecasts, Austria music sales, and Live Nation results.

Key questions answered

  • What share of Japanese digital sales were generated by subscriptions?
  • How did big music promoters Live Nation and CTS Eventim perform last year?

Table of contents

CTS Eventim financials, Japan digital sales, live forecasts, Austria music sales, Live Nation results

  • CTS Eventim sees ticketing gains and drop in live sales
  • Subscriptions take the digital lead in Japan
  • Growth forecast for global concert sales
  • Austrian streaming and vinyl gains fail to offset physical decline
  • Live Nation sees sixth consecutive record year


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